SMW Women's Vacation & Travel Resources
By Allison Neves
Single women have one thing in common: We’ve all experienced the feeling of being alone. But, have you ever been out in the middle of nowhere? I mean a place so remote that if you didn’t leave a detailed itinerary with someone regarding your exact location you would be virtually impossible to find?
I have several times, in fact. And, what I’ve discovered is that the middle of nowhere seems to be my favorite vacation destination, which, I guess, is why I keep going back.
Eco-lodges in remote rainforest regions may not always be the easiest places to get to, but they are often the most rewarding. From cruising for Cayman in the Amazon Basin to studying sea turtles on South Africa’s northeast coast, nowhere is the new somewhere for nature-loving, adventure-seekers. In light of this, I’ve done my own homework and compiled a few of your very best best for getting lost along the roads less traveled.
In search of some Latin American flavor? Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica is the Lapa Rios Ecolodge.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge is a sustainable tourism pioneer. The ecolodge employs only community members, is committed to environmentally sound practices and has been awarded Costa Rica’s highest sustainable tourism certification. Ask to be taken on the sustainability tour, where you can learn about the lodge’s award-winning best practices in protecting the planet – it’s a most impressive operation.
Daily guest experiences include a variety of staff naturalist-led rainforest hikes, bird watching walks and sustainable/educational local project visits. Ocean-mangrove boating trips, kayaking and surfing are offered by neighboring guides, as well as massages and yoga classes.
The setting of Lapa Rios is a little piece of paradise. However, Lapa Rios has much more to offer than stunning ocean views and lush tropical rainforest. While staying in Lapa Rios, you will be able to enjoy a once in a lifetime vacation while doing something good for the planet. Visit www.laparios.com to book your eco-friendly stay.